Objects in Medieval collection
Dating from the 14th century, this example was found in a burial during excavations on the site of Cirencester Abbey and Saxon Church, 1964—66.
Pilgrim badges, often mass-produced in pewter or base metal, were collected at religious sites.
Excavations carried out in the abbey grounds in 1964—66 revealed the plan of the church and a wealth of broken sculpture from the chapter house, including this 15th-century pope's head.
Silver-gilt medieval pendant crucifix, with Christ suspended from the cross, flanked by the Virgin Mary on his right side and John the Evangelist on his left.
A close-up of the head of a silver pin dating from the 16th century, worn as an adornment to clothing.